Credit: Entertainment Weekly Photo: Deborah Ann Woll as Jessica: Entertainment Weekly Cover June 2012

Red hair looks so natural on True Blood star Deborah Ann Woll that we can’t imagine her hair color would be anything but red.

Boy, were we wrong!

Turns out, the 27-year-old is a natural blonde.

The Brooklyn native talked to Elle recently about her decision to go ginger at age 14.

“As a fair skinned blonde, I disappeared into the background,” she said. “I've always been a loner, so I suppose dyeing my hair red was a way to say, ‘I'm here, I exist, I'm a human being and you can't just push me aside.’ I'm also a fan of old movies, and was very into Rita Hayworth at the time. I always fancied someone might call me ‘red,’ like Katherine Hepburn.”

She also reveals that she forgoes professional dyeing and colors her hair herself. (It helps that she doesn’t have to bleach her blond hair.) All for the simple cost of $9.

Her secret? “I use L'Oreal Paris Excellence Crème in Reddish Blond (8RB).”

Source: Elle